Comic Review: Nightwing #29 (DC Comics)

“It’s been three days since a mountain appeared in Gotham City and Batman told me about the existence of a Dark Multiverse..” Nightwing, Robin (Damian), Harley Quinn, Green Arrow, and […]

“It’s been three days since a mountain appeared in Gotham City and Batman told me about the existence of a Dark Multiverse..”

Nightwing, Robin (Damian), Harley Quinn, Green Arrow, and the rest of the Gotham Resistance consisting of members of the Teen Titan’s /Suicide Squad are battling it out for the streets of Gotham and the world. This time around they’re fighting Frost Giants. Can Nightwing and Co. stop Mr. Freeze and his ice cold army? Can Nightwing find a way to the source of the mysterious mountain that resides in the city? And can the Resistance defeat the coming threats of the dark Multiverse before it’s too late?

Tim Seeley does his best at providing a nice time in that fits fittingly with the Dark Night’s Metal event. In truth, it’s nice to see how things are connected harkening back to the New 52 Nightwing: Court of Owls stuff, all the way to the Nightwing Must Die stuff that Seeley had written in earlier issues. Seeley makes solid effort at providing exposition and fills in the blanks in regards to the amount of time between the situations that occurred between Dark Nights Metal #1 and during Dark Nights Metal #2. There is some great use of Green Arrow, Killer Croc, Harley, Damian and Nightwing within this issue that makes the comic enjoyable. Usually, tie Ina aren’t always that great due to its interruption of what a writer usually plans. But this is one of the few times that I enjoy a tie-in issue to an event from DC. This tie-in makes use of continuity and manages to provide good character moments. Although, there are some things that come into question, such as Dr. Hurt’ s effect on Nightwing, and its connection to Batman’s current dilemma. I wished that Seeley has the chance to show Batman and Nightwing’s conversation in regards to what they’ve discovered from their own individual visions. It’s nice for Seeley to cram in as much exposition while preserving the narrative and story intact as much as possible. While it isn’t the best Nightwing issue due to being a tie-in, which interrupts the main arc, it still manages to be pretty good.

Paul Pelletier’s artwork is action-packed and does its job at keeping the story visually appealing despite it being a tie-in. Hennessy’s inks help give Pelletier’s pencils weight and Lucas’s colors give the issue the kind of frosty, cold aesthetic that the book aims for in terms of setting. This is a good issue to pick up in case you’re interested in how this tie in connects to Dark Nights Metal then this issue is a must. But if you’re willing to wait for the comic to go back to the main storyline that was put on hold for this event, then it’s a matter of preference. As for me, I thought this issue was fun and serves its purpose without ruining the title.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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